Thomas E. Shenk
|Alma mater|| University of Detroit |
|Known for||Human cytomegalovirus|
Thomas E. Shenk is the James A. Elkins Jr. Professor in the Life Sciences in the department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University.Although his publications have contributed to the fields of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, genomics, microbiology and virology, his present research interest involves the cytomegalovirus. Aside from academic involvement, Dr. Shenk has sat on the board of directors of Merck & Co. and the Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Shenk received a BS in biology from the University of Detroit, and earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Rutgers University.
Shenk was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1996,and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. He served as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator from 1998 to 1999.
In 2021, Shenk transferred to Emeritus status within the Princeton department of Molecular Biology.
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